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The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and its three Committees - The Committee on Japanese Studies, the Committee on Chinese Studies, and the Committee on Korean Studies - work to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and abroad, and to foster communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the community of professors and students at the University of Chicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community.

To these ends CEAS and its Committees sponsor a variety of activities including colloquia, workshops, conferences, public lectures, film series, cultural events, and other programs that promote understanding of the cultures and societies of China, Japan, and Korea. University of Chicago faculty and programs in East Asian studies regularly achieve the highest rankings among peer institutions in the United States, making East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago an invaluable national resource and a focal point for East Asian Studies in the Midwest.

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The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and its three Committees - The Committee on Japanese Studies, the Committee on Chinese Studies, and the Committee on Korean Studies - work to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and abroad, and to foster communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the community of professors and students at the University of Chicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community.

To these ends CEAS and its Committees sponsor a variety of activities including colloquia, workshops, conferences, public lectures, film series, cultural events, and other programs that promote understanding of the cultures and societies of China, Japan, and Korea. University of Chicago faculty and programs in East Asian studies regularly achieve the highest rankings among peer institutions in the United States, making East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago an invaluable national resource and a focal point for East Asian Studies in the Midwest.

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    Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

    Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

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    Evan Osnos speaks about the rise of the individual and the clash between aspiration and authoritarianism in China at The Paulson Institute China Speakers Series.

    • 1 hr 9 min
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    Jun’ichi Isomae, 2014 Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies

    Jun’ichi Isomae, 2014 Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies

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    This lecture, “Haruki Murakami and the Question of Democracy in Post-Fukushima Japan,” focuses on rethinking the relation of “plurality” (Hannah Arendt) with “exclusion” and “violence” (Giorgio Agamben), with a focus on Haruki Murakami’s recent novels “Tasaki Tsukuru and the Year of His Pilgrimage” and “1Q84” in order to trace his thoughts on how to locate “unevenness” in liberal democracy, especially its ambivalent nature, in which both diversity and discrimination are implicated. Jun’ichi Isomae’s research specializes in religious discourse and practice in Japan in terms of colonialism and postcoloniality. He also focuses on Japanese mythology, from antiquity to modern interpretations. He has an MA and PhD in religious studies from the University of Tokyo. He is associate professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies and currently a visiting professor at the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
    The Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies was launched in 2007 by the Committee on Japanese Studies to honor the legacy of Tetsuo Najita, the Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, and his contribution to the University of Chicago during his long career.
    Sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies Committee on Japanese Studies.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The 2013 Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies (audio)

    The 2013 Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies (audio)

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    Forty Years of Japanese Feminism: What It Has Achieved … and What It Has Not
    By Chizuko Ueno, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University
    Has the second wave of feminism improved women’s status in Japan? Chizuko Ueno discusses achievements and failures of the last 40 years, as well as the lingering effects of the March 11 Fukushima nuclear disaster and current nuclear politics, with a special focus on how these issues relate to women.
    A sociologist by training, Professor Ueno is one of the leading feminist critics and public intellectuals in Japan. She is the author and co-author of more than 50 books that address issues of the family, patriarchy, gender, capitalism, and nationalism.
    Sponsored by the Committee on Japanese Studies of the Center for East Asian Studies and the International House Global Voices Program.

    • 1 hr
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    The 2013 Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies

    The 2013 Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies

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    Forty Years of Japanese Feminism: What It Has Achieved … and What It Has Not
    By Chizuko Ueno, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University
    Has the second wave of feminism improved women’s status in Japan? Chizuko Ueno discusses achievements and failures of the last 40 years, as well as the lingering effects of the March 11 Fukushima nuclear disaster and current nuclear politics, with a special focus on how these issues relate to women.
    A sociologist by training, Professor Ueno is one of the leading feminist critics and public intellectuals in Japan. She is the author and co-author of more than 50 books that address issues of the family, patriarchy, gender, capitalism, and nationalism.
    Sponsored by the Committee on Japanese Studies of the Center for East Asian Studies and the International House Global Voices Program.

    • 1 hr
    • video
    Elliot Feldman on China-US Trade after the US Elections (video)

    Elliot Feldman on China-US Trade after the US Elections (video)

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    Event Location: Beijing, China

    After the US presidential debates, Elliot J. Feldman led a discussion on November 15, 2012, at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. Feldman, Senior Partner and National Leader of BakerHostetler’s international trade practice, discussed the campaign, the outcomes, and the implications for US-China relations over the next four years.

    Learn more at http://www.uchicago.cn/event/elliot-feldman-on-china-us-trade-after-the-us-elections/

    • 46 min
    Elliot Feldman on China-US Trade after the US Elections (audio)

    Elliot Feldman on China-US Trade after the US Elections (audio)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    Event Location: Beijing, China

    After the US presidential debates, Elliot J. Feldman led a discussion on November 15, 2012, at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. Feldman, Senior Partner and National Leader of BakerHostetler’s international trade practice, discussed the campaign, the outcomes, and the implications for US-China relations over the next four years.

    Learn more at http://www.uchicago.cn/event/elliot-feldman-on-china-us-trade-after-the-us-elections/

    • 46 min

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